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Conferences, congresses and meetings
For more than 40 years, Ahoy Rotterdam has been the stage for live communication, business and entertainment. Boasting a congress and meeting centre, six exhibition and event halls and the Ahoy Arena, Ahoy is a truly multifunctional venue in the Rotterdam Zuid district. Its capacity ranges from two to 11,300 people.
Ahoy’s halls 1 - 6 have a surface area totalling 27,060 square metres and are extremely suitable venues for fairs. The Ahoy Theatre covers 10,000 square metres and its ceiling height is 19 metres, making a range of set-ups and uses possible. The Congress Hall (including direction room) has a ceiling height of six metres and is primarily suited to staging congresses: when set up as a theatre, it accommodates a maximum of 500 people. The Ahoy Arena can also be used for congresses and accommodates 2,000 to 11,300 people. The set-up is part fixed (stands) and part free to arrange (without pillars). Its ceiling height reaches 30 metres.
There are various other spaces (Dock 1 – 6 and Port 1 & 2) for meetings or other smaller-scale business sessions. These spaces and also the Congress Hall and the Ahoy Arena can also be used for dining events for 40 to 3,000 people. Ahoy can take care of the catering in-house or can supply catering plans on request.
Ahoy has a Green Key certificate and complete Wi-Fi coverage can be purchased.
Ahoy is just a five-minute walk from the Zuidplein metro and bus station. Cars can be left at one of Ahoy’s fee-paying car parks and to ensure a place, a reservation can be made by paying a charge in advance.
Things to do
Russell Peters / Ahoy Rotterdam
Russell Peters, Canada’s best stand-up-comedy export, will perform at Ahoy Rotterdam as part of his ‘Almost Famous World Tour’.
Nacht van Oranje / Ahoy Rotterdam
The greatest dutch sing-along is the night before Kingsday.
Shell Eco-marathon / Ahoy Rotterdam
A unique competition brings together around 200 teams and 3,000 students from across Europe to battle for ultra energy efficiency on the road. The event also features the Shell Energy Lab, packed with attractions around innovation and the future of energy.